Damp proofing

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Damp proofing is the generic term typically used to describe the installation of preventative measures to stop damp problems occurring within our home. However, it is not necessary the right term to describe the actual type of damp affecting the property and often the wrong term used to describe the right treatment needed to rectify a damp issue.

There are many different causes of damp within our homes, not just rising damp (the type of damp often associated with damp proofing). Each year, the average home in Scotland copes with around 15,000 gallons of rain water, so it is no surprise that damp problems can become a big issue for many. Although most damp issues are much less serious than they actually look, whatever the cause, damp can be bad for our health and the health of our property.

Identifying the damp proofing solution for you

To help you identify the different kinds of damp that can occur within properties and the damp treatments that are available, click on the links below to find out more.

Alternatively, to speak to a damp specialist, contact Wise Property Care on 0800 65 22 678 or complete our contact form and we will organise for our local damp team to contact you. 

Rising damp

Unsightly and unhealthy, rising damp can affect all buildings. Click to find information on how to identify rising damp and the correct damp proofing treatment methods to eradicate the issue.

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By far the most common form of dampness within a building, condensation often becomes a problem when unsightly black mould begins to appear. When it comes to damp proofing against condensation, there are 3 main approaches.

More about condensation

Penetrating damp

Most frequent in older homes, penetrating damp can be tricky to pin-point. Learn about the symptoms to help you identify the issue and the damp proofing techniques to solve the issue.

More about penetrating damp

Damp proofing below ground level

When it comes to damp proofing a basement, cellar, solum or structure below ground level, there are 2 main methods; standard damp proofing methods just don't cut it. Learn about modern waterproofing and tanking methods.

More about below ground waterproofing

Learning a bit more about damp

For more information on damp proofing, visit the following web pages.  Alternatively, if you have a question, contact us online:

  • What is damp proofing: learn more about damp proofing.  View our guide explaining ‘what is damp proofing’.
  • Types of damp simply explained: making life easy with this simple graphical breakdown of the common types of damp, the symptoms and how you can rectify the issue
  • Causes of damp in homes: explaining the common sources of damp problems leading to the damp issues seen within the property and how you can go about identifying the source of the damp issue.
  • Prevent damp problems: our guide to the 5R's to help prevent damp issues now and into the future
  • Damp on walls: detailing the typical damp issues found on walls with pictures, identification guides and what you can do to treat the damp issue.

Damp treatment

Want to know how to treat a damp problem? Check out our guide to damp treatments and how we would go about resolving a damp issue.

Learn more about damp treatments

Damp survey

Still unsure about the particular damp issue you have? Need some help? Contact Wise Property Care for a no obligation damp survey.

About our damp surveys

Speak to a damp proofing expert 

With any damp problems, it is important to correctly identify the damp issue you have before going ahead with a form of damp proofing treatment. It can be very costly if a damp problem is misdiagnosed and the wrong treatment has been applied.

If you are unsure, call Wise Property Care today on 0800 65 22 678 or click to request a damp survey and we will arrange for one of our specialists to call or visit you at a time convenient for yourself. With our 20 year property repair guarantee, your damp problems will soon be over.

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